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Citizens’ Martin Looks To Make Impact In 100th Game
CAPE Town City are a club that's renowned for providing local youngsters with the opportunity to shine at DStv Premiership level. There is no greater reflection of this than right-wing-cum-defender Craig Martin. The 27-year-old, who hails from Kensin
Independent on Saturday3 min lettiCrime & Violence
The Price Of Not Wearing A Mask On A Flight
YOU may want to reconsider defying mask-wearing orders when travelling by plane as South African airlines may slap you with hefty bills as high as R100 000. The recent surge of non-mask-wearing misfits on planes have caused flight delays and put pass
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Mihlali Baleka
IT might have come in the twilight years of her career, but Noko Matlou is relishing the Spanish dream. She’s quick to acknowledge that in order to stay relevant and compete against the best she can’t afford to rest on her laurels. After playing amat
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McCarthy On Cloud Nine After ‘Smash-and-grab’ Win
FOOTBALL can be a cruel game and Stellenbosch FC are finding out just how brutal it can be at the highest level. For the fourth consecutive match Steve Barker's team's hearts were broken in the closing stages of the encounter. Last night at the Danie
Independent on Saturday3 min lettiMedical
Leaving A Legacy In Child Health
RETIRED academic and activist, Professor Jerry Coovadia, 80, is probably most well known for his groundbreaking research in HIV-Aids transmission from mother to child. But his textbook Paediatrics and Child Health is the book many paediatricians, doc
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Epl Fixtures
TODAY: Manchester City v Leeds United (1.30pm), Liverpool v Aston Villa (4pm), Crystal Palace v Chelsea (6.30pm). TOMORROW: Burnley v Newcastle (1pm), West Ham v Leicester (3.05pm), Tottenham v Man United (5.30pm), Sheffield United v Arsenal (8pm).
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Encouraging Words, But We Have A Long Way To Go
IT IS ENCOURAGING to hear the new US Consul-General in Durban expressing confidence about a Covid-19 vaccine roll-out in South Africa, but the truth is it will require a lot more work – and time – before we get to the point where the hallowed herd im
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Proteas Aim To Be More ‘Street-wise’
IT’S Pakistan, again! It’s Heinrich Klaasen as Proteas T20 captain, again. It’s the Proteas without their star players, again. The players who are here aren’t complaining, nor is Mark Boucher – they just want to play – nor is anyone at Cricket South
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Your Next Seascape Sorted
FOR travellers yearning for a laidback holiday with some picturesque views, then a trip to the beach somewhere in South Africa may be what the doctor ordered. South Africa is home to white sand and Blue Flag status beaches, countless photo opportunit
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The Power Of Your Name
NAMES are important. It’s a lesson I learnt when I was 7 years old and my mother found out I went by another name in school. It was a Friday afternoon and my mother had come to fetch me. She bumped into my classmate, Cyrilia, and asked her if she had
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Movie Palace That Was Fit For An Emperor
TODAY’S old picture features the Shah Jehan cinema on the corner of Grey and Lorne streets, (today Dr Yusuf Dadoo and Ismail C Meer) which was once the city’s largest. The picture was taken in the 2400-seater cinema’s heyday, probably in the late 196
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Water Outages Under Spotlight
ETHEKWINI Municipality has hit back at claims by the DA that water outages in the city and surrounds are a result of not having the materials to fix burst pipes, leaks and meters. Yesterday, DA councillor Mzamo Billy released a statement on an oversi
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Quick Read
SOUTH African cryptocurrency exchange ICE3X is closing down its operations almost a month after suspending deposits and trading, reports fintech news site This was after the platform discovered “discrepancies” in its Bitcoin and Litecoin
Independent on Saturday4 min lettiSecurity
Cyber Crime Cashes In On Covid
AS SOUTH Africa prepares to roll out its mass Covid-19 vaccination programme, security experts have warned that there is a thriving black market for vaccine certificates, fake negative Covid test results and even vaccines themselves on the Dark Web.
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You Could Own The World’s First Limo-Jet For R75m
THE designers of the world’s first Limo-Jet were quite creative when they built this mode of transport. The Limo-Jet, as it is known, is going on auction once again. The lucky buyer will have to fork out $5 million (about R75m) for the red stunner. A
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Paws For A Good Cause Walk
GO walk for a good cause next Saturday. Join the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) Durban and Pietermaritzburg branch for a dog walk in the countryside in the Leckhampton Valley, 15 minutes from Hillcrest. If you don’t have a dog, you can walk one of
Independent on Saturday2 min lettiSports & Recreation
A Mother City Maiden Win For Gidali At Royal Cape
FRANCE’S Manon Gidali holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole of the Cape Town Ladies Open to claim her maiden professional victory in the opening event of the 2021 Sunshine Ladies Tour season. The Ladies European Tour (LET) campaigner, w
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Contractual RAs Cost You More Than Flexible Alternatives
APART from the obligations that contractual retirement annuities (RAs) impose on you to keep contributing for the full term of the contract, there is a further downside to these products: their costs. Personal Finance found that the costs on a contra
Independent on Saturday2 min lettiInternational Relations
Quick Read
THE Church of England has promised to return two Benin Bronzes to Nigeria as the return of treasures to the African continent gains momentum. According to a report by British newspaper the Evening Standard, Lambeth Palace, the official residence of t
Independent on Saturday1 min lettiPolitics
Quick Read
PARLIAMENT has named the 26-member committee that will enquire into whether or not there are grounds to remove Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from office. “The committee’s 26 members come from each of the 14 political parties represented in the
Independent on Saturday3 min lettiRegional & Ethnic
Celebrating Life ... It’s Not Another Brick In The Wall
FIAMMA GRILL Where: Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel, 63 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito Open: Daily 7am to 10pm Call: 032 946 1029 WHEN I phoned to book our late lunch, the waitress asked me if we were celebrating a special occasion. No, just meeting
Independent on Saturday2 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
Similar Recipe But Now Perkier
FIVE months after Subaru whipped the covers off its second-generation BRZ, Toyota has revealed its version of the compact rear-wheel drive sports car joint venture, now called the GR 86. The new model does gain a bigger and more powerful version of S
Independent on Saturday3 min lettiPolitics
Prince Philip Will Not Have A State Funeral Nor Lie In State
BRITAIN’S Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died yesterday, aged 99, will not have a state funeral nor lie in state for the public to pay their respects ahead of the funeral, the College of Arms said. “His Royal Highness’s body will lie at rest i
Independent on Saturday3 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
T-Roc Rocks On The Road
VOLKSWAGEN set an interior benchmark with its fourth-generation Golf more than 20 years ago that had rivals, often unsuccessfully, scrambling to catch up. While this wasn’t the most dynamic vehicle around, the Golf 4 had a classy cockpit that looked
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I Can’t Leave Home - Disabled Pensioner
SKATEBOARDERS and cyclists race smoothly along Durban’s showpiece beachfront promenade, but one street from South Beach, a pensioner in a wheelchair is unable to manoeuvre herself beyond the entrance of her retirement home to watch the world go by. M
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What’s On Entertainment
Shongweni Farmers and Craft Market: (today). Open from 6.30am to 12.30pm with full Covid protocols. 031 777 4686. Musgrave Market: (today) Under the trees at Berea Park, for good food, music and stalls selling arts and crafts, clothing, accessories,
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Banyana Veteran Living Her Spanish Dream
edented. She’s the first Banyana Banyana player to win the coveted Africa Women’s Footballer of the Year award, while she sits above the 150 cap-mark for the national team since her debut in 2006. But the football gods finally smiled on her last year
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Heart Stopping
Russian doctors stayed in a burning hospital to complete open-heart surgery after a fire broke out on the roof while they were operating. Firefighters in Blagoveshchensk used fans to keep smoke out of the operating room and ran in a power cable to ke
Independent on Saturday3 min lettiInternational Relations
Syria’s Woes Compounded By Sanctions And Covid-19
SANCTIONS impact negatively on the reconstruction and the management of the Covid-19 pandemic in Syria. For 10 years, the unilateral coercive measures that violate international charters and laws, have been an obstacle to the public sector, blocked g
Independent on Saturday2 min lettiMedical
SA Will Win Vaccination Race
NEW US Consul-General in Durban Anne Linnee is positive about a successful Covid vaccine roll-out in South Africa because of the country’s well established community health system. Linnee, who arrived in Durban to take up her position in October, als
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